Pad Print

“Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an image being transferred from the cliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate. The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces”.

Pad printing benefits:

  • Provides excellent resolution.
  • Better option when working with halftones, defined edges, and other fine details.
  • High resistance and durability of inks.
  • Metallic inks like Gold and Silver ink for stunning results.
  • Able to offer perfect color matching (PMS).
  • More superior, durable and cost effective than labels.
  • Produces higher quality graphics and resolution.
  • Capable of printing very fine detail far exceeding screen printing.
  • Better edge definition.
  • Printing on irregular surfaces.
  • Possibility to print into depressions.
  • Physically sensitive products can be printed.
  • Cost effective for small or large runs.
  • Prototypes and Proof’s can be produced economically.